The first COVID-19 self-diagnosis kit has been approved for use in Australia by medical regulators and will add another layer of public health protection as Australia begins to open.
After being approved by the Therapeutic Goods Department on Thursday, three rapid antigen test kits will be available nationwide from November 1.
Health Minister Greg Hunt said approval would help support the national plan for resumption.
“We expect faster antigen testing for self-testing to be approved in the coming weeks,” he said.
“This is an important additional protection for Australians, a home test and national plan to support Australians.”
The two tests are oral fluid tests, and people need to spit on a tube. The third test is a self-administered nasal swab.
Health Minister Greg Hunt said at the end of last month that the federal government wanted a rapid test for household antigens as soon as they were given a green light, and TGA would make the test available from November 1. rice field.
There are more than 70 applications to TGA seeking approval for a rapid antigen test that can be used at home.
Professor John Skelrit, TGA boss, said the test will be available for purchase at pharmacies, convenience stores and online.
TGA Approves First COVID-19 Self-Test Kit for Use in Australia
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